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Jennifer Lawrence wasn't sure about tackling the sci-fi genre

Jennifer Lawrence was hesitant about tackling a sci-fi film before her new movie Passengers, because she never thought the genre was for her.

The actress has touched on the sci-fi world in the past with roles in the dystopian fantasy franchise The Hunger Games and the X-Men comic book adaptations, but she admits heading into space for Passengers wasn't a project which initially jumped out at her - until she read the script.


"I love sci-fi, I love watching sci-fi, but it was a genre I just didn't see for myself, and then once I read it, it was just unbelievable," she explained on breakfast show Good Morning America.


Jennifer co-stars in the movie with Chris Pratt, portraying two travelers who are awoken 90 years early during a space voyage to a distant planet, and while the Oscar winner is a big fan of the plot, it's not a journey she would like to take in real life.


"As things are right now, I can't see saying goodbye to everyone I know and love and just peacing out (sic)," she said. "I think the journey sounds amazing, if I could bring people, maybe I would."


But Jennifer admits her top choice for companionship on such a trip wouldn't be any of her friends or family - it would be her beloved dog: "She's not a person, but I couldn't leave without Pippi!" she shared.


Passengers marked the first time the blonde beauty had worked alongside Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris, and he recently heaped praise on Jennifer's acting abilities, comparing her talent to that of soul superstar Adele.


"She is truly one of the greatest actresses I've ever had the pleasure to work with," he gushed to British GQ. "She acts like Adele sings. You just sit back and you think, damn, some people... She's a terrible singer! But she's a wonderful actress.


"She could just do it. She could just turn it on and it strikes emotion in you, like some people can just open their mouths and sing."